Tuesday, July 2, 2013

NWS: Fire Weather Watch and Special Weather Statement Greater Lake Tahoe Area, Lassen, Eastern Plumas, Eastern Sierra Counties, Mono County

Fire Weather Watch
Issued: July 02 at 12:17PM PDT
Expiring: July 03 at 11:00PM PDT
Urgency: Future
Status: Actual
Areas affected: Burney Basin and Northeast Plateau in Shasta County Including Northwest Lassen NF north of Lassen NP; E Mendocino NF; Eastern Portion of Shasta, Trinity NF; Northern Motherlode From 1000 to 3000 Ft. From Yuba To Amador Counties; Northern Sacramento Valley to Southern Tehama County Line Below 1000 Ft; Northern Sierra Foothills from 1000 to 3000 Ft. Includes Nevada-Yuba-Placer RU and Anador-Eldorado RU; Northern Sierra Including Lassen NP and Plumas and Lassen NF, S West of the Sierra Crest - West of Evans Peak, Grizzly Peak, Beckworth Peak; Southern Motherlode From 1000 to 3000 Ft, Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties; Southern and Eastern Mendocino NF, Southeast Edge Shasta, Trinity NF and Western Portions of Tehama  Glenn RU; Stanislaus National Forest; Tahoe - El Dorado National Forest


POTENTIAL FOR THUNDERSTORMS WITH SUBSTANTIAL LIGHTNING FOR
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN IS SPREADING MOISTURE NORTHWARD
INTO THE REGION. THIS ALONG WITH AN UNSTABLE AIRMASS SHOULD GENERATE
MAINLY MOUNTAIN THUNDERSTORMS STARTING WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. SOME
STORMS MAY SPREAD INTO THE VALLEY WEDNESDAY EVENING. SOME STORMS
COULD BE INITIALLY DRY WITH LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS BUT ARE GENERALLY
EXPECTED TO BE WET. SOME LINGERING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
COULD LINGER OVER THE MOUNTAINS INTO EARLY THURSDAY.

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 213...
214...215...220...221...263...266...267...268...269 AND 279...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR THUNDERSTORMS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS OF THE INTERIOR
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND THE NORTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY.

* THUNDERSTORMS...EXPECTED TO DEVELOP WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND
CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING. SOME THUNDERSTORMS COULD BE
DRIER INITIALLY BUT ARE EXPECTED TO BE GENERALLY WET BY MID
AFTERNOON. THE STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN OVER THE MOUNTAINS
THEN EXTEND INTO THE NORTHERN VALLEY BY EVENING.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...LOCALLY GUSTY TO 35 MPH NEAR ANY THUNDERSTORMS
WHICH DEVELOP.

* IMPACTS...LIGHTNING STRIKES MAY CREATE NEW FIRE STARTS. DRY
CONDITIONS AND LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS COULD CAUSE FIRES THAT
DEVELOP TO SPREAD RAPIDLY.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
http://www.weather.gov/sacramento/hazards
INTERACT WITH US VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWS.SACRAMENTO
WWW.TWITTER.COM/NWSSACRAMENTO
Instructions: A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.
Target Area:
Burney Basin and Northeast Plateau in Shasta County Including Northwest Lassen NF north of Lassen NP
E Mendocino NF
Eastern Portion of Shasta, Trinity NF
Northern Motherlode From 1000 to 3000 Ft. From Yuba To Amador Counties
Northern Sacramento Valley to Southern Tehama County Line Below 1000 Ft
Northern Sierra Foothills from 1000 to 3000 Ft. Includes Nevada-Yuba-Placer RU and Anador-Eldorado RU
Northern Sierra Including Lassen NP and Plumas and Lassen NF, S West of the Sierra Crest - West of Evans Peak, Grizzly Peak, Beckworth Peak
Southern Motherlode From 1000 to 3000 Ft, Calaveras and Toulumne Counties
Southern and Eastern Mendocino NF, Southeast Edge Shasta, Trinity NF and Western Portions of Tahima, Glenn RU
Stanislaus National Forest
Tahoe - Eldorado National Forest

Special Weather Statement
Issued: July 02 at 2:44AM PDT
Urgency: Expected
Status: Actual
Areas affected: Greater Lake Tahoe Area; Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties; Mono

..RECORD BREAKING HEAT IN THE SIERRA THROUGH MID WEEK... 
 
* AFTERNOON HIGHS WILL REACH THE UPPER 80S TO MID 90S IN THE 
SIERRA VALLEYS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER VALLEYS OF 
LASSEN...PLUMAS...AND MONO COUNTIES WILL CLIMB TO NEAR OR A 
LITTLE ABOVE 100. SOME COOLING IS EXPECTED FRIDAY INTO THE 
WEEKEND. 
 
* AN INCREASED RISK OF HEAT RELATED ILLNESS REMAINS THROUGH 
WEDNESDAY. CHILDREN...THE ELDERLY...AND PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC 
AILMENTS ARE THE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE HEAT. PETS AND 
LIVESTOCK ARE ALSO VULNERABLE AND SHOULD BE CARED FOR PROPERLY. 
 
* AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP OVER THE SIERRA 
THROUGH NEXT WEEK WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN...STRONG OUTFLOW WINDS 
AND HAIL. THESE STORMS WOULD ALSO ACT TO COOL TEMPERATURES 
BRIEFLY. 
 
* FOR UPDATES...VISIT WEATHER.GOV/RENO.
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